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BILL EVANS: How My Heart Sings

Pettinger, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0300071930 / ISBN 13: 9780300071931
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1998
Used Condition: Very Good Hard Cover
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346pp. The life and career of acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Evans. With b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 28524

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Title: BILL EVANS: How My Heart Sings

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus, Slightly Frayed DJ

Edition: First Edition

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Bill Evans (1929-1980) is universally acknowledged as one of the most influential of all jazz pianists. Classically trained on flute, violin, and piano, Evans chose jazz - specifically the jazz piano trio - as his medium. This biography tells Evan's story. Based on research and conversations with many of Evan's friends and colleagues, as well as Pettinger's firsthand memories of performances at the Village Vanguard in New York and Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London, it describes the life, the musicmaking and the legacy of this major American jazz artist. The author asseses Evan's recordings and analyzes his technique, tone production, approach to group playing, and compositional methods. With a full discography and dozens of photographs, the volume should be welcomed by jazz fans and general readers alike.


"A fine new biography, packed with shrewd critical commentary." -- Terry Teachout, New York Times Book Review

"Pettinger sets out to catalogue and explain Evansí wide-ranging genius ... Pettinger shows how the personal helped shape the artistic sensibility of this jazz innovator." -- Tom Moon, Philadelphia Inquirer

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